dvv international Office
Project Director: Lusine Kharatyan
Address: Charents St. 1
Contact person at dvv international in Bonn:
The Armenian Branch Office of the German Adult Education Association was launched in early 2002 and carried out several programs in the field of vocational education through dissemination of information on the role and importance of Adult Education (AE) and creation of cooperation networks in the field of AE among governmental and nongovernmental educational institutions.
The Armenian branch of dvv international is a major player in the country in the fields of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. Through building sustainable partnerships with numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations, dvv international is supporting innovative approaches in cultural and civic education for adults, vocational training and re-training, and development of Lifelong Learning mechanisms in Armenia. In addition to initiatives aligned with DVV's traditional focus areas, such as supporting development and functioning of Adult Education Association in Armenia, establishment of Adult Education Centres in the regions and on-going support to those centres to make them independently functioning self-sufficient entities, supporting capacity building of the Employment Agency and training of the unemployed, dvv international Armenia is also promoting cooperation and exchange of Armenian providers of AE, experts and decision-makers with their counterparts in the South Caucasus region and Europe.
In recent years, dvv international in Armenia, together with its partners, has also implemented several large programs that are highlighted below.
Adult Education and Oral History Contributing to Armenian-Turkish Reconciliation
Since August 2009, dvv international with local partners in Armenia and Turkey and funding from the German Federal Foreign Office is implementing this unique project aimed at building bridges between Turkey's and Armenia's populations through Adult Education, intercultural exchange and oral history research. University students from Armenia and Turkey have been trained in Oral History methodology and with guidance from experts have conducted oral history interviews in both countries. The research resulted in a joint Armenian-Turkish book Speaking to one Another: Personal Memories of the Past in Armenia and Turkey and a travelling exhibition. After being trained in project design and management, students have also independently implemented their small-scale projects. Currently, the project is in its third stage.
For more information on the project, visit the project website at: www.speakingtooneanother.org
Poverty Reduction through Active Adult Learning - (PROACTIVE)
From March 2009 until July 2011 dvv international Armenia and its partners have implemented a project contributing to poverty reduction through active adult learning in the Tavush Region of Armenia. The project was implemented within the programme of the European Commission "Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development Actions in partner countries - ARMENIA" and co-funded by the European Commission and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The overall project objective was to contribute to poverty reduction by promoting human resource development in Tavush region. The specific objective was the establishment of sustainable modern Adult Education services, reaching in particular the most vulnerable members of the community. While it is too early to talk about project outcomes and impacts, the project has achieved its key outputs. Several of those outputs are highlighted below:
- Establishment of an Adult Education Centre (AEC) in the north-eastern town of Ijevan in Armenia, including the facility itself, initial curricula and core management staff;
- Comprehensive knowledge base and study material, with 20 modules;
- Training of 423 adults plus 20 trainers in 11 specialties (including agriculture, andragogy, pre-school pedagogy, sales, construction, electrical wiring, furniture-making, crafts, English language, Accounting, office management) for total of 1808 in 17 communities;
For more information on the project, visit the project website at: www.aec-ijevan.am
A Muse All - Activate Museums as Lifelong Learning Spaces
Launched in 2009, A-MUSE-ALL was a 30-month-long regional project in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Russian Federation funded by European Commission and German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). In Armenia, the project has significantly contributed to capacity building in 10 regional museums through introduction of key Adult Education concepts and thus transferring museums into active spaces for Lifelong Learning. Since the project ended in June 2011, the wider outcomes are not visible yet. However, several quantitative outputs are highlighted below:
- 6 trainings conducted by international trainers and local experts trained in Germany for a total of 143 employees of the 10 museums involved in the northern Lori and Shirak regions;
- Participation of over 10,000 people in more than 70 events in targeted communities within the Museum Nights, establishment of so-called "Museum Friends" clubs with a total of 236 friends in the involved museums;
- Participation of 6 experts in study visits, trainings and conferences in Germany and Denmark.
For more information on the project, visit the project website at: www.a-muse-all.net
dvv international in Armenia is continuing cooperation with Museums in Lori and Shirak Regions. For more details please consult our Museums web portal: www.amuseall.am